HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two Chihuahuas stolen from a Manoa home April 15 were found in a box in the Manoa Shopping Center at about 5 a.m. Wednesday and taken to the Hawaiian Humane Society.
The pets both had microchips embedded to identify them, but the staff at the Humane Society already knew who the dogs were after media reports of the theft.
"I'm so relieved and grateful," said Iris Kurashige, who owns 10-year old "Vinnie." "They are both in good condition."
The second dog, "Special girl," belongs to a friend.
A woman found the dogs at the shopping center and dropped them off at the Humane Society at about 6 a.m.
The society call Kurashige and she picked up the pets up.
"I have them with me at work," she said. "I won't leave them alone at home again."
The woman turned down a reward, so Kurashige is giving a donation to the society instead.
The story was first reported on the In Your Community web site. To see the Hawaii News Now story and video click http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/14478829/burglar-breaks-in-steals-dogs.